Yoko Hiraoka: www.japanesestrings.com

Yoko's solo website with more information about her music and the instruments she performs on


An extensive site for all things koto


A selection of excellent professional shakuhachi instruments made in the traditional manner by master Japanese makers

International shakuhachi Society

The most comprehensive website for traditional Japanese music and musicians

Hand care for musicians

Exercises and stretches to keep you and your instrument in harmony